Health

Diseases on wane in HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City saw a decline in the number of cases of dengue fever, measles, chicken pox, whooping cough, diarrhoea, mumps and Rubella in April compared to the first three months of the year, according to the city's Preventive Health Centre.
HCM City health sector calls for vigilance Health

HCM City health sector calls for vigilance

The Preventive Health Centre in Ho Chi Minh City called on residents to remain highly vigilant over prevalent diseases such as dengue and chickenpox, even though most of the diseases are on the decline at present.
Vietnam continues to be largest ODA partner of Japan Business

Vietnam continues to be largest ODA partner of Japan

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will maintain close coordination with the Vietnamese Government as the biggest official development assistance (ODA) partner of Japan , according to JICA Representative Chief Mori Mutsuya.
Health sector warns of A/H7N9 outbreak Health

Health sector warns of A/H7N9 outbreak

The Preventive Health Department under the Ministry of Health is warning the community of high avian influenza A/H7N9 outbreak risks, especially during the winter-spring season of this year.
Elevated disease concerns in Vietnam for 2015 Health

Elevated disease concerns in Vietnam for 2015

Vietnam is likely to face the spread of dangerous infectious diseases in 2015 such as Ebola, bird flu, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and measles, especially in zones with large population fluctuations and ethnic minority areas, said Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Ministry of Health’s General Department of Preventive Medicine.
Society

Drug addicts need post-detox therapy

The head of Ho Chi Minh City's Psychological Hospital has recommended that drug addicts be given mental-health therapy after they complete detoxification services.
Society

Rural residents get improved sanitation through CHOBA programme

East Meets West (EMW), Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) and other stakeholders in water supply, sanitation and public health met at a conference on December 5 to evaluate two years of implementation of the Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid (CHOBA) Programme in 10 provinces.
ASEAN sets priorities to post-2015 medical development World

ASEAN sets priorities to post-2015 medical development

ASEAN member countries will give priority to strengthening preventive health services, as part of efforts to tackle infectious diseases and medical environment disasters, heard a medical partnership group meeting held in Hanoi on November 26.
Hanoi, Lao Cai ready to tackle Ebola virus Health

Hanoi, Lao Cai ready to tackle Ebola virus

Hanoi’s health sector and relevant authorities have implemented a number of Ebola response measures, from preparing healthcare facilities and equipment to training personnel and organising drills.
Ha Nam: 200,000 children to get measles-rubella vaccine Health

Ha Nam: 200,000 children to get measles-rubella vaccine

Nearly 200,000 children from 1-14 years old in the northern province of Ha Nam will be vaccinated against measles-rubella as part of the 2014-2015 vaccination scheme announced by the provincial Health Department on July 28.
Health ministry tightens epidemic prevention measures Health

Health ministry tightens epidemic prevention measures

The Ministry of Health has tightened epidemic prevention measures amid the threat posed by dangerous diseases such as of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, dengue fever, hand-foot-mouth and avian influenza.
Dong Thap, Vinh Long mark ASEAN Dengue Day Health

Dong Thap, Vinh Long mark ASEAN Dengue Day

Dong Thap, June 15 (VNA) – Over 5,000 residents in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap attended a national-level meeting in response to the fourth ASEAN Dengue Day on June 15.
Hanoi increases surveillance for Mers virus Health

Hanoi increases surveillance for Mers virus

The Hanoi Health Department has intensified health checks and inspections at Noi Bai International Airport in the face of the complex development of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) in the world.
HCM City works hard to prevent Middle East respiratory syndrome Health

HCM City works hard to prevent Middle East respiratory syndrome

Following the unpredictable development of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infections, Ho Chi Minh City’s Health Department has requested related units to prevent the spread of the disease into Vietnam, especially by intensifying inspection works in international airports and border gates.